Rouge (?), a. [F., fr. L. rubeus red, akin to rubere to be red, ruber red. See Red.]



Rouge et noir () [F., red and black], a game at cards in which persons play against the owner of the bank; -- so called because the table around which the players sit has certain compartments colored red and black, upon which the stakes are deposited.



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Rouge, n. [F.]

1. Chem.

A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc.


A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine.



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Rouge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rouged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Rouging .]

To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.


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Rouge, v. t.

To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.


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